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Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Regular
Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect.
If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested.

In brief: Regular
Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect.
If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pcp
There is not much a specialist can do extra.

In brief: Pcp
There is not much a specialist can do extra.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Depends on the depth
For deep injuries you may want to go to the er. If it is somewhat superficial, you may want to have podiatrist take care of it.

In brief: Depends on the depth
For deep injuries you may want to go to the er. If it is somewhat superficial, you may want to have podiatrist take care of it.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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